News, Events, and Announcements
On Friday, December 5, another 12 J.B. Young students were recognized by their teachers for outstanding life skills shown in the classroom and school activities. The following students were joined by their families to celebrate their awards: Lataya Johnson and Zanila Terrell (8th Grade); Adeline Henderson and Isabel Buchanan (7th Grade); Calvin Moulton and Britney Carmona (6th Grade); JoeQuez Howard (5th Grade); Stephanie Schaaf (4th Grade); Anayshia Mitchell (3rd Grade), Azavian Parrish (2nd Grade); Deshauwn Butler (1st Grade); and Schuyler Weber (Kindergarten). Congratulations to all of this month’s award winners!
Wherever there are beginners and experts, old and young, there is some kind of learning going on, some kind of teaching. We are all pupils and we are all teachers.
- Gilbert Highet (Scottish-born U.S. classical scholar and writer, 1906-1987)
What do you teach to others? What do you want others to learn from you? Read more
6th, 7th and 8th grade AVID students were visited on Monday, November 24th by West High graduate Darien Gordon, who is currently in her freshman year at University of Northern Iowa. Darien was at J.B. representing UNI in their “Panther Push” program. She shared with our students many strategies to use when preparing for college and what to expect as a college student. AVID students will have a college visit to UNI in the spring. Read more
The St. Ambrose Cheerleading Team came to J.B. Young on November 21, 2014, to hold a cheerleading clinic for 15 of our intermediate students. It was a huge success! Students learned cheers, stunts, and how to tumble. Students showed great team work by working together and interacting with the Fighting Bee Cheerleaders.
7th Grade Wrestling – Joey Morton bounced back from an early season injury to win both of his matches at last Thursday’s North Scott meet. One of his wins was a 8-7 come from behind victory.
8th Grade Wrestling – Rion Redmann worked hard with Mrs. Law to catch up on his school work, then proceeded to pin all three of his opponents at the North Scott Meet.
7th Grade Basketball – Ariel Norals has been a spark for the 7th grade basketball team. Her consistent ball handling and pressure defense has made a huge difference in games. Ariel is a natural leader and demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship.
8th Grade Basketball – Zanila Terrell and her outstanding effort has led the 8th grade girls in the past three games. She plays intense defense and shows great hustle going after rebounds and loose balls.
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
- Booker T. Washington
What obstacles have you overcome in your life? What strategies will you use to overcome future obstacles? Read more
8th Grade Basketball – Kenya Clay has had an outstanding start to her basketball season. She scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds against Muscatine West. She has also played excellent defense, recording 1 block and 3 steals in that same game.
7th Grade Basketball – Rionna Yancy has scored 52 points through three games. By playing great defense, Rionna has created many opportunities for breakaway lay-ups. According to Coach Greg Thissen, “She has been our spark. We look to her to create offensive opportunities with her defense.”
8th Grade Wrestling – Devante Johnson has won all four of his matches this season by pin. He was also elected team captain by Coaches Nemecek and Shumaker.
7th Grade Wrestling – Jonathan Brown scored the Jaguar’s first victory of the night at a recent meet in Clinton. He pinned his opponent by using the “Cow Catcher” move.
Congratulations to the November nominees for the Morning Optimist Awards. The following students were recognized by their teachers for outstanding social and life skills: Kamarha Sigler (K); M’Lynn Fredriksen (1); Kamari Carter (2); Nicholas Walker (3); Marshawn Brown (4); Jaleea Jones (5); Alexis Stovall and Emmarion Ellis (6); Alyssa Lindsay and KeaVonna Rumley (7); and Ayiana Litt and Mitchell Mlekush (8). The Morning Optimist Club presented awards and read the kind words from the nominating teachers to each of the students and their proud parents in attendance.